Collection ELISOFON Elin

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.2014-002
Creators:
Elisofon, Elin
Dates:
1970-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 books
color.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of four books that portray the photography and/or text of Eliot Elisofon: A Week in Agata's World: POLAND. Photographs and text by Eliot Elisofon. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1970; A Week in Leonora's World: PUERTO RICO. Photographs and text by Eliot Elisofon. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1971; ZAIRE: A Week in Joseph's World. Photographs and text by Eliot Elisofon. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1973; and Hollywood Life: The Glamorous Homes of Vintage Hollywood. Photographs by Eliot Elisofon. Introduction by Gavin Lambert. An Interview with Brooke Hayward and Leonard Stanley. Afterword by Elin and Jill Elisofon. Los Angeles: Greybull Press, 2004.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
American photographer Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) worked as a free-lance magazine photographer from 1933 to 1937, as a staff photographer for Life from 1933 to 1937 and on photographic assignments for various magazines, including the Smithsonian magazine, from 1942 to 1945. Elisofon traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America documenting the peoples of these lands as well as their arts and environments. A founding member and curatorial associate of the private Museum of African Art, which in 1981 became the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), Elisofon bequeathed his collection of African photographs to the museum when he died in 1973. To honor Elisofon's contribution to the understanding of African art and culture, NMAfA named its archives after him..

General
General
Title provided by EEPA staff.

Container
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Preferred Citation
Elin Elisofon Collection, EEPA 2014-002, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Elin Elisofon in 2014.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Elisofon, Eliot Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puerto Rico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Congo (Democatic Republic) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poland Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/